With technology still high on the agenda in UK schools, the Education Show 2016 is providing teachers with guidance and inspiration throughout its dedicated ‘Learning through Technology’ zone, at the NEC, Birmingham from 17 – 19 March 2016.
According to the British Educational Supplier’s Association’s (BESA), ICT in UK State Schools research, over half of UK schools anticipated that more than 53 per cent of teaching time would incorporate ICT by this year, and this growth is expected to increase to 57 per cent by 2017. The Learning through Technology Zone has been developed to address the importance of technology in education, with a series of free-to-attend seminars and an opportunity to try and test the latest and most innovative classroom technologies.
In the Learning through Technology theatre, Microsoft and Tablet Academy will be hosting a programme of workshops, designed to help teachers develop their skills and keep up with tech-savvy students! For teachers seeking guidance on the BBC micro:bit, and ideas on how it can be used in the classroom, the BBC micro:bit session will provide an introduction to the handheld, programmable computers that are being given free to every Year 7 (or equivalent) child across the UK.
Another practical, hands-on session, will teach delegates the fundamentals of Minecraft and explore ways in which it can be used in the classroom. Participants will become familiar with the MinecraftEdu environment and receive hands-on training on everything from building objects and creating a new world to setting up a secure classroom server.
In other sessions, teachers can also find out how FlashSticks help increase engagement and retention for students learning new languages (including EAL), or discover the benefits of LEGO Education’s solutions, WeDo and Mindstorms, which can be used to empower learning across the whole curriculum.
To view the full schedule, visit www.education-show.com.
The Education Show 2016 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 17 to 19 March, showcasing the latest and most innovative ideas, resources and insights in education. Now in its 26th year, it has become the recognised event for educators to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in education, and for those looking to find out how to make their school an even more inspirational place to teach and learn.
For more information or to register for free, please visit www.education-show.com. You can also follow @EducationShow on Twitter for further news and updates.